The Wardrobe Man

The Wardrobe Man
Production year: 2018
Egypt, Denmark
Based on a research commissioned by ET4U, Denmark.
Genre: Experimental Docu-fiction
Languages: Danish, English, Arabic
Subtitles: Arabic, English, Danish
Duration: 48 min


Bassem Yousri finds himself in the West Jutland area, in Denmark, on a research mission about the life of the peculiar Wardrobe Man. Æ Skawmand (the Wardrobe-Man, Kristian Vandet Jørgensen) was a hermit who lived in his wardrobe by the shore of Oddesund, Denmark, from 1917 until he died in 1956.
From inside his wardrobe in Cairo, Yousri tells the story of his research to his friend Shadi. The film combines documentary footage and archival material with fictional scenes. The lines between fact and fiction are blurred. In the Wardrobe Man, Yousri attempts to grasp the relationship between geography, reality, history, and imagination.